★ On Movies (A Da Capo paperback) PDF / Epub ✪ Author Dwight Macdonald – Realestatelawcenter.us

On Movies (A Da Capo paperback)Bold, Informative And Irreverent, Macdonald S Essays Range From Hollywood Comedy, The Bible Movies To A Study Of Soviet Cinema He Isnt Afraid, Along W Pauline Kael, To Knock The Auteur Theory By Pointing Out That Film Is A Collective Art Cinema Is The Art To Which The Auteur Theory Is Least Suitable Acerbic, But Always An Audacious Thinker.

★ On Movies (A Da Capo paperback) PDF / Epub ✪ Author Dwight Macdonald – Realestatelawcenter.us
  • Paperback
  • 492 pages
  • On Movies (A Da Capo paperback)
  • Dwight Macdonald
  • English
  • 10 April 2017
  • 9780306801501

    10 thoughts on “★ On Movies (A Da Capo paperback) PDF / Epub ✪ Author Dwight Macdonald – Realestatelawcenter.us

  1. says:

    Before Kael, there was Macdonald a sterlingessayist writer thinker provocateur 1906 82 Heshould be read x anyone interested in film andthe art of writing A one of a kind individualist.Doris Day She has only one expression besidesher usual pleasantly bovine one she opens hereyes wide Otto Preminger A great showman who has never botheredto learn anything about making a movie Marienbad Not a masterpiece, but so curiouslyfascinating that I saw it 3xs in one week Hitch The Birds The only point of interest isthat it s by Hitchcock.background has become foreground..everything looks fake Politique des auteurs or the Auteur Theory As interpreted x Sarris Bogdanovich, itseems to be no a precise instrument than a prejudice in favor of certain directors At best, aparlor game I unwittingly invented one called Masscult Midcult Biblical epics Instead of s...

  2. says:

    I am not a particular fan of movie critics with the exception of the late, lamented Roger Ebert but often enjoy seeing what the experts think about particular films Dwight Macdonald had a 40 year career and obviously was ...

  3. says:

    I really just skimmed this, I didn t read the sections on Russian Cinema, or the the material on foreign films I haven t seen it was alright I read parts of this book a long time ago,when I was still in grade school, and of course, a lot of it went right over my head Now, with a lot m...

  4. says:

    I was a student of Dwight Macdonald during the years he taught film at various universities around the country, so my introduction to him was in person, and to say that he was impressive is the height of understatement This collection of reviews and commentary covers global cinema from the silents to the sixties, and it is peerless a view shared by film critic Peter Rainer, who told me he s ...

  5. says:

    Let s be fair I read a few of MacDonald s essays and reviews Understandably his emphasis is on early film history, and that is interesting However, I found his general tone to be so negative as to be toxic, so I gave up I may try another time when I come to his writing knowing what to expect.

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